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Mostly Martha

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

German film about finding family.

Movie PG 2001 106 minutes
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The film has a nearly perfect balance of comedy and drama, is beautifully acted and directed, and very satisfying. Gedeci is particularly good as a woman who is trying to break out of the restrictions she's placed on herself – we see her emotions play across her face with complete believability.

Young children may not enjoy this movie – it's in German with English subtitles, and deals largely with adult themes. But older children will enjoy it, and it might even awaken a desire to cook wonderful gourmet food. Unlike many American films it is subtle and sophisticated, making its points without broad comedy or clichéd speeches to drive the message home. Everything about it feels authentic and natural, and viewers will feel that they've met real people, not just movie characters.

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